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Women in Technology
Opinion: Inclusivity the key to bridging the tech talent gap
Annabel Lee says the gender imbalance in data centre and IT circles will have a significant impact in the future with more jobs than graduates to fill them.
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Software
Taking back control: Four steps to reporting unlicensed software usage
Despite the enormous benefits that software brings to the table for a business, many still choose to forgo paying for it.
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Software
Five reasons why we need to rethink software piracy
More than one-third of software in use on personal computers around the world today is unlicensed.
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Cybersecurity
A/NZ consumers using less unlicensed software - but those who do are at risk of a breach
In Asia Pacific as a whole, 57% of its software usage is unlicensed. How do New Zealand and Australia fare?
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Cybersecurity
BSA settles $347,000 in damages against Australian firms that used unlicensed software
“Businesses need to remember that unlicensed software, or software downloaded from an unknown source, may contain malware."
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Software
Is the government’s new data breach bill going to give your business a bad reputation?
No one likes admitting when they’ve made a mistake. Especially if it’s a big one, like a leak that exposes customers’ private & personal information.
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Malware
1 in 5 Australians using pirated software: What ESET thinks
Businesses of all sizes should be proactively prohibiting the use of illegal or unlicensed software.
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Cybersecurity
BSA Report: 61% of Asia Pacific region at risk by using unlicensed software
BSA's 2016 Global Software report: the Asia-Pacific region has the highest rate of unlicensed software use, worth $19.1 billion in commercial value.
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BSA
Aussie company fined for using unlicensed software
Software advocate BSA has imposed damages of $100,000 on a West Australian metal works company for using unlicensed software
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Cloud
Australia's cloud computing game slipping
"Australia’s ranking is a sign that the legal and regulatory environment for cloud computing in Australia is not keeping pace with cloud innovation."